St. Maarten Academy Respect and Responsibility Programme

1. All students must go to class on time, that is, before the second bell rings.

  1. If a student is delayed by a counsellor, Principal, or Vice Principal, then a note must be given to the student.
  2. Students could be given detention and assignments by the teacher if they arrive late to class. It depends on teacher’s discretion to use the appropriate disciplinary measures.
  3. After the second time coming to class late parents will be notified and called in by the homeroom teacher.

2. Students must come to school on time.

  1. Acceptable excuses for lateness are: medical reasons (with written note), transportation problems with school bus or personal transport, family emergency (with written letter), and bad weather.
  2. After two times late within one month and without an acceptable excuse, student will be given detention by the Vice Principal (Discipline). Parents will be notified and called in by the said VP. If late coming becomes chronic (three times in one week), parents will be called in by said VP and the Truancy Officer will be informed.

3. Student must attend homeroom on time. Between 7.30-7.40 am all students must be in class and must not leave class until 7.40 bell rings.

  1. Should students be late twice in one week, they will be given detention by homeroom teacher, or some other consequence by homeroom teacher.
  2. Should this infraction continue, parents will be called in for a meeting by the homeroom teacher. Counselling of this student may be necessary

4. Student must be present for all class tests. There will be no more than three tests per day.

  1. If a student was absent for a test and the homeroom teacher receives a letter or phone call from parent or doctor then a makeup test must be given.
  2. Student will automatically get a zero for a test if he/she chooses to stay away while in school that day.

5. Students must complete all projects, including School-Based Assessments (SBAs) on time

  1. All requirements (rubrics) and deadlines must be clearly given before students embark on project.
  2. Students lose 10 % of marks for each day after the deadline up to a maximum of three (3) days.

6. Students must complete all homework assignments.

  1. When students do not complete homework assignments, SUBJECT TEACHER will get in touch with parents.
  2. Should the student do this a second time, parents of this student will be sent for by the SUBJECT TEACHER.
  3. Should this behaviour continue, the student will be given detention by the subject teacher.

7. Students must be present for all End of Term Exams.

  1. Make up exams will be done during the term in question under the following circumstances: medical reasons (letter signed by doctor), family emergency with note from parent(s), death in the family with letter from parent(s).
  2. Should students not be able to submit a letter they will automatically be disqualified for that exam.

 

8. Students must not cheat on exam.

  1. If there is concrete evidence that a student has cheated on exams he/she is automatically disqualified.
  2. Student gets a zero for that exam.

9. Students must not skip classes.

 

  1. After a student has skipped classes for the first time, the SUBJECT TEACHER addresses the issue with the child; after the second time skipping the same class, the subject teacher will notify the Year Coordinator of that level who will issue a warning.
  2. Should this behaviour continue students will be given detention by the Vice Principal (Discipline) and parents will be called in to discuss this with Vice Principal, Year Coordinator,  and/or Counsellor

10. All students must adhere to dress code at all times.

 

  1. A copy of the school’s dress code is included. All students not complying with dress code will be sent to the Vice Principal (Discipline) and the parents will be contacted.
  2. Students who come to school without uniform will not be allowed in school. Parents will be informed to pick up their children from school.
  3. Students will be subjected to uniform spot checks by any staffer.

 

11.  Students must not fight in school

  1. Should students fight, parents will be called immediately to take home their children.
  2. When students fight, they will be given three days suspension. Only the principal has the authority to suspend. Parents will be required to come to school to discuss the matter with the Principal, Vice Principal, Year Coordinator and the Counsellor BEFORE the students are allowed to come back to school. Should the child have three suspensions on his/her record, the file will be sent to the School Board.

 

12. Students are not allowed to leave the school premises without permission from the Principal or Vice Principal.

  1. Any student caught leaving the premises without permission will be suspended for one day and parents will be called in.

 

13. Students are not allowed to use incident language in school.

  1. Any student heard using indecent language will be sent to the Vice Principal (Discipline) who will call parents.
  2. Should this behaviour continue, parents will be required to come to the school for a meeting with the Management, Year Coordinator and Counsellor.

 

14. Students are not allowed to threaten or use indecent language to teachers or members of staff.

  1. Should a student be caught or reported using indecent language to, or threatening any member of staff he/she will be sent home by the Principal for two days. Parents will be required to come to school to discuss the matter with the Principal, Vice Principal, Year Coordinator, and the Counsellor BEFORE the student is allowed to come back to school.

 

15. Students should not be engaged in physical aggression towards teachers or a member of staff. Should this happen:

  1. The student will be suspended for three (3) days by the Principal.
  2. Parents will be required to come to school to discuss the matter with the Principal/ Vice-Principal, Year Coordinator and Counsellor BEFORE the student is allowed to come back to school.
  3. A report will be sent to the School Board.

 

  1. Students must not indulge in any intimate contact or inappropriate physical contact with other students.
  1. Students engaged in this type of behaviour will be issued a severe warning by the Vice-Principal  (Administration) and referred to the Student Care Department.
  2. After having been warned, if this behaviour continues, parents will be called in to discuss the matter with the Principal, Vice Principal, Year Coordinator and Counsellor.

 16. Students should never use or be in possession of illegal drugs, alcohol, or weapons on campus or at any school activity

  1. Any student caught with any of these items on school premises will be sent home immediately for three days.
  2. Parents will be required to take the child for drug testing at own expense and submit the report to the school the same day of incident.
  3. A report will be sent to the School Board who will determine the outcome
  4. Students will be subjected to random spot checks

 

17. Bullying is absolutely not tolerated at this school.

  1. Any student caught or reported to be bullying other students will be sent home immediately for two days.
  2. Parents will be called in for a meeting Principal/ Vice-Principal, Year Coordinator and Counsellor before the student is allowed to return to school.

18. Cell phones, hand-held electronic devices such as mp3s, iPods, PSPs, etc. are strictly prohibited in school. Only laptops and tablets are allowed for classroom use.

  1. In the first instance, it can be retrieved by the parent form the Principal for a fee of $50.00.
  2. If this occurs a second time, it can be retrieved by the parent from the Principal for a fee of $50.00.
  3. If it occurs a third time, it will be confiscated and it will not be returned.

19. The school will not be held liable for any confiscated items that may be lost/damaged.

  1. Students will be subjected to random bag searches.

 

Students are required to be well-prepared with all materials for school. Students must have a bag big (at least 14”x 8”x 12”) enough to accommodate folders, text books and copybooks. No small bags allowed.

Have a great school year!!